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October 15-- Resurfacing of 13 streets in Vidalia will be starting soon following award of a contract at the October meeting of the Vidalia City Council.

The city council approved a contract of $570,870.30 to East Coast Asphalt of Douglas to resurface portions of Commerce Loop, Ardella Court, Moses Drive, Mitchell Drive, Meadows Lane, Lightfoot Court, Manor Drive, North Maple Drive, Morris Street, Northeast Pine Street, Manning Drive, Aimwell Road and West Third Street.

Ten percent of the project is being paid for with city funds with the remainder funded by the state Department of Transportation.

Other expenditures approved include $107,952 for a truck and trailer equipped to clear sewer lines and $28,200 for work on the ball fields at the Ed Smith Recreation Complex.

The council also:

*Accepted an $1,100 grant from the Atlanta Hawks Foundation for the Recreation Department.

*Was informed the water and sewer project in the Bay Street area should be finished before Christmas.

*Learned that city employees have completed surveys regarding the city's ongoing pay scale review by the University of Georgia which will hold personal interviews with 44 employees Thursday.

*Approved a ten-year comprehensive plan for the future in conjunction with Toombs County, Lyons and Santa Claus.

*Was informed by Finance Director Bill Bedingfield that the city's general fund is in excellent shape.